Business Management Administrator


We are looking for a Business Management Administrator to join our Business Management team.

They are a small team based in our Colchester Studio providing service to our studios in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia.

With a combined 34 years of experience at Purcell, they are looking for a new colleague who is looking for an administrative role with an exciting range of development opportunities.

As a team, they work hard to exceed expectations, support each other and uphold the Purcell values.

Purcell is an award-winning employee-owned architectural and heritage consultancy practice with a commitment to quality, innovation, and diversity. We have staff of approximately 280 talented architects, designers, heritage consultants and surveyors across 14 offices, in the UK, Hong Kong and Australia. Winners of Architect Employer of the Year 2022.

Collaboration is central to our employee-ownership culture, providing opportunities to work on some of the finest buildings; from meticulous heritage and conservation schemes to bold contemporary design. We offer a rewarding and supportive environment for personal and professional development and our employee-owned ethos empowers everyone to use their voice. We believe in creating an equitable and inclusive culture, founded on our values, which celebrates knowledge sharing and our successes, to build an inspiring work environment.

It is our distinctive employee-owned working culture that has contributed to our status as a World Architecture Top 100 Practice, renowned for our excellence in architecture and heritage consultancy.

 Our benefits package includes agile, flexible and hybrid working, (a minimum of 3 days in office, up to 2 days WFH) annual leave increasing with long service, life assurance, study sponsorship with paid study leave, sabbaticals, employee assistance programme, season ticket loans, cycle to work scheme, virtual GP service, subscription fees, company day out, a volunteering scheme and enhanced learning & development opportunities.

We are looking for a talented administrator with ambition and a thirst for learning. Candidates must have determination and ability to take on a wide range of tasks & operational initiatives to support the delivery of our architectural projects.

It’s an enterprising job, with the need for great team spirit as well as the ability to work autonomously and take full responsibility for assigned tasks.

 The role will require 22.5 hours commitment per week. For continuity we are seeking 4.5 hours in the office Monday – Friday. However, we can consider some degree of flexibility to suit personal circumstances.

 The Tasks

The tasks will be varied and will support the work of other members of the Business Management team giving the successful candidate visibility and overview of our business operations. Task will include, but not be limited to the following areas:

Team Support

  • Managing team task lists
  • Updating the schedule of annual team activities and document reviews
  • Production of the Annual Meeting Schedule

 Health & Safety

  • Regular in-house H&S campaigns
  • PPE stocks and inventory
  • Reporting & Measuring against H&S targets - Online Training & Site Risk Assessments
  • H&S Online & CSCS Records in Rapport
  • Recording updates for Starters and Leavers


  • Quarterly reviews / updates Strategic & Operational Risk Register
  • Quarterly anti-Bribery records and register

Corporate Subscriptions and Membership Renewals

  • CHAS
  • Alcumus
  • Avetta (Hong Kong)
  • Green Register
  • BSI
  • ICO
  • AECB

 Supplier Questionnaires

  • Completion of Approved Supplier Questionnaires
  • Development of an Approved Supplier Questionnaire template

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Ability to organise, plan, multi-task & meet deadlines
  • Attention to detail, accuracy
  • Problem solving and implementing solutions
  • Analytical skills
  • Clear succinct written & verbal communications
  • Microsoft Office skills
  • An understanding of the business context and commerciality
  • Persuasion & influencing skills
  • Team player
  • Curiosity
  • Commitment
  • Confidence
  • Ability to network & build relationships (internal & external)
  • InDesign / Adobe creative suite (desirable)

This job description is a guide to the duties the post holder will be expected to undertake. It is not intended to be exhaustive or exclusive and will be subject to change as working requirements dictate and to meet the organisational requirements of Purcell.

Please submit a copy of your CV and portfolio by following the application workflow at the bottom of the page. Please include details of your Right to Work in the United Kingdom, as well as an available start date.

Please note that due to the high volume of applications we receive, we are unfortunately unable to provide individual feedback. If you have not heard from us within 6 weeks of your original application, then you have been unsuccessful. Please continue to look at our vacancies and apply where relevant. We wish you all the best in your job search.

As world leaders of Heritage and Conservation, Purcell is committed to embracing diversity and equal opportunity within our international teams, reflective of the society in which we work and live.

We welcome people from all backgrounds and celebrate differences through our culture of employee ownership.

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